NCG281 Pac Man Nebua

NCG281 Pac Man Nebua



Rob Gendler has provided an excellent write-up on NGC281. Click here. In summary, NGC281 is a bright, very young HII emission region in the Perseus Arm of our galaxy whose energizing source is the young cluster of OB stars, IC1590, that is estimated to be only 3.5 million years old.
This is a tricolor narrowband image using the Hubble Pallete for color mapping:
Red = Astrodon SII, Green = H-a, Blue = OIII

Image Date: 09/14/2007
Details: Exposure Time: 6.5 hrs H-a, 6 hrs OIII, 6 hrs SII
Camera: SBIG  STL11000
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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